According to their website, "In the spirit of the holiday season, let's set aside our own struggles and needs, to demonstrate to the nation and the world the collective power of the LGBTQ community to be a force of betterment for all society.
Beginning on November 28th, 2008 and going until we Light Up the Night for Equal Rights on December 20th, JoinTheImpact is launching the first national LGBTQ Food Drive for Equality!
Through this event, we will work to reach out not only to those who have worked alongside us, but to organizations and individuals that fear us and oppose our cause by donating to faith based food pantries."
It's for a good cause, and frankly, perhaps the faith-based community who votes so often against us will have a change of heart if they can only put real faces to the big blank blur of [insert whatever evil picture comes to mind] so many think we are. We aren't Satan, and we care about those in need just as much as any person with an open heart.
Locally, San Francisco and Oakland have united to be a force of progress in this endeavor. You can even go online and have goods (food, clothing) delivered to the drop site from Safeway, Target, Sears, etc. Click here for more information.
Hat tip to Sheryl, you know who you are.